Any mention of the Schenectady locals, otherwise known as ‘Doids, usually elicits a mixed response of fear and distaste.  In my first month here at Union, at least three fights occurred between students and the locals. There was a guy on my floor who came back from a party with blood on his face. Understandably, I wasn’t exactly looking to meet any ‘Doids. Last night however, I ran into a few unintentionally. I went outside to think alone to think. Two local guys passed by while I was practicing the human flag on a road sign. They were actually very nice. They lamented the fact that a few brawls give the entire population of Schenectady a bad name. They just want to have a good time too. I was reminded as they left that you cannot judge people only on stereotypes, especially at college.